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Information Technologies and Economic Development in Latin America

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Study of the role of ICT on Latin American economic development


Information Technologies and Economic Development in Latin America provides a collection of rigorous empirical studies that contributes to a better understanding of the role and impact of old and new information technologies on Latin American economic development. It provides evidence using randomized and quasi-experimental designed studies for different information and communication technologies interventions. In evaluating their development impact a critical concern has been to contribute to the little existing evidence. In fact, whereas many ICT projects in the developing world have been promoted by multilateral organizations, bilateral aid agencies and nongovernmental organizations in recent years, the extent to which these interventions and policies actually contribute to the development of the region is unclear. The book provides evidence on what works and what does not.


Introduction Information Technologies in Latin America, Alberto Chong and Monica Yáñez-Pagans; 1. The Impact of ICT in Health Promotion: A Randomized Experiment with Diabetic Patients, Ana Balsa and Néstor Gandelman; 2. The Impact of ICT on Adolescents' Perceptions and Consumption of Substances: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Uruguay, Ana Balsa, Néstor Gandelman and Rafael Porzecanski; 3. Text Messages as Social Policy Instrument: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial with Internal Refugees in Colombia, Mariana Blanco and Juan F. Vargas; 4. Radio and Video as a Means for Financial Education in Rural Households in Peru, Alberto Chong, Dean Karlan and Martin Valdivia; 5. Digital Labor-Market Intermediation and Subjective Job Expectations, Ana C. Dammert, Jose C. Galdo and Virgilio Galdo; 6. From Cow Sellers to Beef Exporters: The Impact of Traceability on Cattle Farmers and Laura Jaitman; 7. The Labor Market Return to ICT Skills: A Field Experiment, Florencia Lopez-Boo and Mariana Blanco; 8. Soap Operas for Female Micro Entrepreneur Training, Eduardo Nakasone and Maximo Torero; Index.

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Published 29 February 2020
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EAN13 9781785272011
Language English

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